Robert E. Burke, P.E. ‘80
University of Texas at Austin, B.S. 1984
Managing Principal in the architectural & engineering design firm PageSoutherlandPage .
As a Registered Engineer, Bob’s career has been dedicated to advancing the delivery of Architecture and Engineering for a variety of complex project types both within the U.S. and overseas. As Lead Engineer, Bob, was instrumental in delivering large projects such as the New Austin Airport, the Austin Convention Center, the largest Semiconductor Fab in the U.S. and a variety of Hospitals, High Rise Office Buildings, Academic, and Mission Critical Facilities. Through his leadership of developing creative engineering design solutions and integrating them with a building’s Architecture, the firm has been recognized on a local, regional and national basis for design excellence. In 2009 the Firm was recognized by the American Institute Architects as the Firm of the Year for the State of Texas and National Runner-up. Recognitions: Registered Mechanical Engineer (9 states). Registered Fire Protection Engineer (1 state), USGBC LEED Accredited Professional.
Advice to Students:
Get involved in high school and the variety of activities available. Seek out classes, skills and activities that you excel in or enjoy and don’t ignore them--they will tend to drive your life’s successes. Set high goals for schoolwork and beyond. Accomplish goals early, life only gets busier. Don’t be afraid to take some chances and explore the unknown as I did with college. Set high goals, take risks, work hard and good things will come your way.
Inducted November 26, 2013